Welcome to PracticingNormal
My name is Mariet and I am a mother of a chaotic blended family of 5 kids. Our youngest is 6 and the oldest is 16. We live a crazy, almost normal life. Mostly we succeed, some days we fail spectacularly.
This blog is my way of keeping sane, being inspired and having an outlet for the days when my 5 kids feel like 500.
I would say that we are a normal family but how do you define normal? Isn’t normal just a setting on the washing machine?
My family is just PracticingNormal.
All a little bit crazy (ok, mostly me). If I have to define our family it would be as a kaleidoscope of colours. All with different personalities, strengths and weaknesses. We navigate our busy life with mostly joy, a lot of patience (of which I personally have very little) and a playful amount of ants in the pants. (again mostly me)
Meet the crew:
My husband, mr. Blue.
The calm in the stormy sea that is my crazy life. My first kiss. There is not enough words in the world to describe everything I love about him. After taking all the strange twists and turns that life has thrown at us we ended up together again.
My boy. The older brother that sometimes drown in the sea of pink with 4 sisters. Addicted to games and anything IT, using his room as a man cave. You will occasionally see him forage for food in the kitchen.
Bubbles and Boo:
Twins in everything but looks. Always together. Playing, plotting, laughing and/or fighting. As a mother I am so glad that they are best friends and honestly a little scared for the day that they realise they can team up against me.
The little charmer with the big, blue eyes and the charming smile.
The Littlest Mouse:
My little old soul. The happy-go-lucky child in the family. Making friends wherever she goes. Full of surprising wisdom hidden underneath a naughty smile.
And then there’s me. Wife, mother, entrepreneur, in love with trees and words and a little bit crazy.
That’s the lot of us. There is also a dog (Zoom) and a black cat (Spooky) somewhere. Welcome to our grand adventure.